Mecklenburg and beyond ...



Charity: More United Way woes. (WCNC)

Immigration: Nashville voters defeat "English-only" referendum. (AP via Yahoo)

Cuba: Fidel Castro contemplates the end. (BBC)

Child abuse: A 23-year-old Raleigh woman has been charged with murder following the discovery of her 19-month-old son's corpse. (News & Observer)

Pets: The latest salvo in the struggle between animal-welfare advocates and Petland. (Consumerist)

Civil Rights: De facto school segregation continues to increase. (Institute for Southern Studies)

Appearances: Chris Rock's new documentary Good Hair. (Jezebel)


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